Harley Quinn #9

Harley Quinn #9

Writer: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Chad Hardin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 13, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
7.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Shipping twice in August! When Harley fills in as a burlesque dancer, she kills it on the main stage literally! But what happens when she gets caught by the cops and finds herself face to face with her most devoted stalker?!

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Christine Manzione Aug 19, 2014

    I just constantly found myself cracking up the entire time, whether it was Harley taking out ex-boyfriend anger at a burlesque show or sending Ed to a psychiatric hospital (well yeah, she of all people could do that) and it was a blast to continue the story. Fantastic character art and coloring added to the awesomeness, with John Timms (Deadpool) and Paul Mounts (once again!) creating a crazy, dark carnival-esque atmosphere that suits the story damn-near-perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 13, 2014

    Harley Quinn #9 is pure fun.  Harley is far from a typical girl so it's no surprise how crazy her life can get.  Conner and Palmiotti show us and also remind us that Harley has a huge heart as well as a big hammer.  I really enjoy this book and am glad I only have to wait two weeks for the next issue.  Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Aug 13, 2014

    Harley Quinn #9 is a lot of fun with some good humor, fun writing and solid storytelling, though a lack of a strong narrative this time around. Best part of it all is that we don't have to wait long for the next issue of the series, since it'll be back in two weeks instead of a month! Yay. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 16, 2014

    I can't tell if the writers are pandering to Harley Quinn and cheesecake fans in this comic or not. Harley Quinn is one of the more popular comics today, and I'd like to think it has a strong female influence. But then issues like this come along, where the whole first half is about Harley dressed up in a burlesque outfit making out with another woman. That couldn't be more fan servicey than if the woman was Poison Ivy, and this comic has come pretty darn close to that sometimes! Still, Harley Quinn is a fun read, and sexy things are sexy. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 13, 2014

    The focus in this story is a bit scatterbrained. And while maybe that's appropriate given the star of the series, it is a little annoying to see the writers jump from a stage performance to a Psycho spoof to another roller derby match before the issue abruptly ends. I would have liked to see the middle element remain the sole focus of the issue. But regardless, there's plenty of fun to be had here, as well as a more intimate look inside Harley's troubled mind. And best of all, we only have to wait two weeks for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Aug 14, 2014

    I really love this book! And yet rating it gets harder as it goes on because I find myself holding it up to the standard set by its best issues. This is a good solid issue with a lot of funny material and some of that genuine heart that makes Harley so appealing as a character. But it does wobble a bit in the art department and while it the story is fun, it feels comparatively inconsequential. Hopefully we'll see Ed again and in retrospect this issue may then have more weight. For now, enjoy it just for the kicks! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Aug 14, 2014

    Both Conner and Palmiotti make it clear they understand Harley, yet there’s also a constant serving of utterly ridiculous fanservice for an incredibly specific audience that it’s hard to forgive all the wonky parts for the pertinent parts. There’s good talent being used (especially in the art aspects) and there’s certainly a bigger picture being laid out, we just need to see more of that, to get a better series. Read Full Review

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